Sequels make up an essential part of the gaming landscape today. At times, sequels may include the next part of a story-driven game. Or, they may just be thematically the same game but with different mechanics and characters. We have seen time and time again that sequels can be vastly more successful than the original games. Titles like GTA V, Portal 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and many others are testaments to that fact. Sequels provide more content for the player base once the original game gets old, like in the GTA series. What about Hunt: Showdown, though? Will Hunt: Showdown 2 release in 2024?
Most games get a sequel after a few years, with some exceptions. This process is especially expedited if the sales and reviews for the original title are good. This means that studios tend to allocate more resources to the sequel’s development. Companies do not want to miss their chance to capitalize on the success of the original game and potentially create another cash cow. And gamers do not mind, as long as the sequel is actually good. Well, the original Hunt: Showdown had its release back in 2019, with it being available as early access since 2018. The players seemed to have loved it, and it currently has a steady flow of around 20K players daily (as per Steam Charts). So does this warrant a sequel to be released?
Hunt Showdown 2 Release Date: Is it coming in 2024?
Officially, the developers have been tight-lipped about any news regarding the release of the highly requested Hunt: Showdown 2. It is important to keep in mind that Crytek, the studio that developed Hunt: Showdown, is working on Crysis 4 as of right now. It is expected to launch in the next couple of years, so the developers are occupied. This could potentially be the reason for not announcing anything regarding the release of Hunt: Showdown 2. Aside from this, remember that Crytek is still actively servicing Hunt: Showdown. This does take up considerable resources, as they have to upkeep servers, include new updates, patch bugs, and so on. And, if you didn’t already know, Hunt Showdown will be receiving an engine upgrade in 2024.
So with all that in mind, is there any chance of a Hunt: Showdown 2 release in 2024? We would say no unless Crytek has been secretly working on the game for some time and has gotten it pretty close to completion without even announcing it. Which is very unlikely. Many players, like RIVERSBOX are of the opinion that the game should not even have a sequel and instead just keep receiving updates and changes to the original. Games like Minecraft have proven that this model can work, after all. However, this is all purely speculation, so we cannot say anything for sure until the developers themselves speak up. If more details on this matter become available, we will update this article accordingly at the earliest. Until then, make sure to visit Android Gram for more such content. Also read: Hunt Showdown: How to inspect Weapons?